Candidate filing begins June 6
(Port Orchard, WA) – The 2011
election season gets underway with the start of candidate filing in early
June. Candidate filings are accepted for one week, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.,
Monday, June 6-Friday, June 10 at the Kitsap County Auditor – Elections
Division, 619 Division St., Port Orchard, WA 98366.
Candidates may also submit
their filings by mail beginning May 23.
All filing fees for salaried
positions are due at the time of filing and are non-refundable. Filing
fees are not charged for non-salaried positions.
Prospective candidates are
encouraged to review the
2011 Candidate and Campaign Guidelines handbook available at the
Auditor’s Office or online at
“Running for office is an
important commitment,” Kitsap County Auditor Walt Washington said. “We
provide several resources for candidates such as the guidelines handbook
and elections staff who are always available to provide assistance.”
Offices and positions up for
election this year include County Commissioner District 1, city council
positions for Bainbridge Island, Bremerton, Port Orchard and Poulsbo, as
well as numerous other junior taxing district positions throughout the